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Homework Help: Reactions and statics help

  1. Feb 22, 2004 #1
    i attached a picture of what it looks like. im supposed to find the reactions at c & d, and the reactions at a & c. i think its supposed to be done using a 2 force system. i have no clue how to even start this.

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  3. Feb 23, 2004 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    Is this piece attached to anything? Leaning against a wall? On wheels? The reaction is going to be determined by those things. In general, a reaction will have both a vertical and horizontal component. From there, you resolve all forces into components and use Newton's second law.
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